Trust Valentino to make tracksuits and pool slides chic. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s resort 2018 collection puts a luxurious spin on streetwear and the combination doesn’t feel forced.
The show, which took place in New York’s Bond Street, drew inspiration from one of the best American exports – hip hop.
Sporty zip-up hoodies and tracksuits were given a Valentino touch, with the brand’s signature midi-dress silhouette with pleated details. Embroidered varsity jackets were paired with feminine calf-length skirts.
Piccioli worked with graphic designer Zandra Rhodes again on special prints for dresses and jackets in the resort collection.
Models carried micro versions of Valentino’s iconic “Matelasse” bags as clutches. We also love the heart-shaped novelty bags with iconic Rockstud straps.
The collection also elevated flip-flops to runway chic, applying duo-tone fur trims on the thongs of the flip flops for a luxury touch.
The show was attended by celebrities the likes of Olivia Palermo, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Marisa Tomei.